SWABI - The District Education Department has decided to enroll more than 43,000 children, mainly girls, till April 30 in the public and private sector educational institutions of Swabi district. Launching the enrollment drive here on Tuesday, District Education Officer Abdul Salam enrolled first child Aman Abid in the Government Primary School Swabi-2.

Later a walk to create awareness among parents to enroll their children in schools was also organised. They were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans highlighting the importance of education.

Talking to the media, DEO Abdul Salam said: "We have provided free textbooks to 160,000 students of primary schools, 14,806 of middle schools, 55,614 of high institutions and 9,871 students of higher secondary schools." He said that out of the total targeted children, 29,600 were girls and 4,000 were boys. "We have already completed our homework for the enrollment of children who would get free textbooks and all other facilities," he added.